This conservative can't hide his disgust watching Republicans prostrate themselves before Trump

"Do you understand you’re doing this in public?"

Published December 22, 2017 4:51PM (EST)

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This article originally appeared on AlterNet.

AlterNetConservative commentator Charlie Sykes, a critic of President Donald Trump, laid into Republicans Thursday for their bizarre display of effusive praise toward the president, following Wednesday's passage of the tax bill.

MSNBC host Chris Matthews kicked off the conversation by describing the event.

“It was like a scene out of Julius Cesar yesterday on the south lawn of the White House,” Matthews said. “One by one, Republican leaders lined up to praise his eminence, the imperious Donald Trump.”

When it was his turn to speak, Sykes was scathing in his assessment of the Republicans.

“I get that they were excited, I get that they like tax cuts, but why do you actually have this ritualized fluffing of the orange god-king?” he asked.

“Do you understand you’re doing this in public? We can see what you’re doing here,” he continued. “I mean, this is great, Paul [Ryan], you got your tax cuts. But have a little pride, just a little bit of dignity left when all this is over.”

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By Chris Sosa

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